Anila Sinha Foundation

The Anila Sinha Foundation was formed in memory of Mrs. Anila Sinha. The tying themes of Anilaji's life were education, culture, religion, and community service. She wholeheartedly devoted herself to teaching and promoting classical music and dances of India. The Foundation's continued advancement of these precious Indian art forms and their dissemination throughout the community is a tribute to Anilaji's lifelong dedication. The Foundation was formally inaugurated on July 11, 1999, with a classical Indian vocal concert.

Mission Statement

The Anila Sinha Foundation's mission is to preserve, foster, and promote the performing arts of India, particularly classical music and dance. The Foundation plans to achieve its mission by organizing and funding programs, concerts, workshops, and conferences concerning classical Indian music and dance. The Foundation has opened a school of Kathak dance in the Chicagoland area, Kathak Nrityakala Kendra (Academy of Kathak Dance and Music), to offer opportunities for students to learn this art form. Furthermore, the Anila Sinha Foundation plans to collaborate with local music and dance institutions for cultural exchange and the cross-training of students. Hence, the medium of performing arts would serve to enhance global understanding.


Officers Advisory Board Patrons

Birendra Sinha
Shobha Sinha
Shefali Sinha
Yogesh Tejpal
Paul Nelson
Denise Jorgens
Marta Nicholas
Ghanshyam Pandey
Manoj Adhikari
Rameshwar Prasad
Asha Eyunni
Kamal Gupta

Padmabhushan Smt. Girija Devi
Padmabhushan Pt. Ram Narayan
Padmashree Smt. Kumudini Lakhiya
Shri Atul Desai



The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with 501(C) (3) status and will help fund activities of other, local not-for-profit organizations with similar goals.

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